The Caine Mutiny was published in 1951, only six years after the end of WWII. It was a best-seller on and off for three years and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1952. During the war Herman Wouk served on a ship similar to the Caine. I caught the movie […]
It’s time for a little spring cleaning, both in my house on here on the blog. This year’s Spring Bloggiesta is a whole week long! Bloggiesta is a time when book bloggers come together to work on the nuts & bolts of our blogs and share tips and […]
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I’ve been on a maritime reading kick again. In the last month I’ve read three good books in this category: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson The Caine Mutiny: A Novel of World War II by Herman Wouk Rowing Against the Wind by […]
If you’re looking for a good thriller by a new author check out North of Boston. It was the last book I read in 2014 and it’s always a pleasure when the first and last book of the year are good ones. North of Boston was on Booklist’s 2014 […]
That’s me in the late 70s or early 80s sitting on a book on a statue. Looking at what I’m wearing and the other pictures this one was with, it might be somewhere near Niagara Falls, but I can’t make out the writing at the base of the […]
The other night I took time off from the pressure of a work deadline and went to hear Hendrie Weisinger talk about his new co-authored book, Performing Under Pressure, at R.J. Julia’s. Here are some of the highlights of his talk.No one does better under pressure. In fact, […]